Tropical Storm Developing South of Cape Verde Islands, Moving Slowly Westward to Northwestward

The National Hurricane Center is tracking a new low pressure system that is showing 80% likelihood of forming into a cyclone over the next five days. The system is currently south of the Cape Verde islands.

 

Unlike hurricane Florence, which is tracking clearly north of the Leeward Islands, this storm appears to currently be tracking along a much more westward route than northwestward. Looking at the forecast map from Windy.com we can also see what appears to be another system forming just behind this one, and appearing as though it may take a similar, perhaps slightly more northerly, route.

Windy.com forecast for Wednesday, September 12, 2018

We will continue to track both of these systems as they develop over the next several days.

Disclaimer: These articles are meant to serve as an early warning to help give as much advance notice of a threatening storm as possible. We will continue to provide updates throughout the remainder of hurricane season.

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